• Dean's Message

    Mr. Jeff Redding, Dean and Professor, SAHSOL

    Welcome to the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law! I encourage you to explore our school and to learn more about its dedicated students, talented faculty, and cutting-edge programming. Law sits at the intersection of many important debates concerning ethics, politics, history, religion, health, and society. These debates are shaping Read more

  • LUMS Inaugurates Pakistan’s First Centre for Chinese Legal Studies

    On October 11, 2019, the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) held a ceremony to mark the inauguration of the Centre for Chinese Legal Studies (CCLS) at LUMS. The Centre, a groundbreaking initiative for research in and the promotion and teaching of Chinese legal studies in Pakistan, has been established in collaboration with the School of Law at Read more

  • Reference in Honour of Justice (R) Fazal Karim

    On Friday, 13 December 2019, SAHSOL hosted a reference for one of its longest-serving adjunct faculty members, Justice (R) Fazal Karim. Justice (R) Fazal Karim has a distinguished legal career, beginning as a civil judge in the 1960s and rising to the rank of a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He has been associated with SAHSOL since its inception as a Read more

  • 18th Amendment and Federalism: A talk by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, moderated by Saroop Ijaz

    On Friday the 6th March 2020, the LUMS Law & Politics Society hosted a talk by the Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party, Mr. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on a significant topic of ‘18th amendment and the concept of Federalism’. It was moderated by Mr. Saroop Ijaz, a prominent legal practitioner and LUMS alumnus. Mr. Bilawal was warmly received by a packed  Asifa-Irfan Moot Court Room Read more

  • 3rd LUMS International Moot Court Competition

    The Law and Politics Society (LPS) at LUMS strives rigorously to inculcate a culture of mooting across law schools around the globe. This event not only provides a useful opportunity to law students to demonstrate their critical legal research and advocacy skills, but also serves as a national focal point for new and progressive initiatives in legal education. The 3rd LIMCC was held from Read more

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News

  • Sports Law and PCB Functionality in Pakistan

    "The LUMS Law Journal had the pleasure of hosting Mr Taffazul Haider Rizvi, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan, for a talk titled "Sports Law and PCB Functionality in Pakistan". This was a virtual... Read more

  • Research Fellows Required

    Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) seeks to appoint a research fellow to undertake research projects relating to the LUMS Law Journal. The duration... Read more

  • Faiza Ismail publishes an op-ed titled “Curbing money laundering”

    Faiza Ismail (Assistant Professor, SAHSOL) publishes an op-ed titled “Curbing money laundering” in Dawn (June 1, 2020). Recent regulatory penalties by the Office of Financial Asset Control (OFAC) of... Read more

  • Emad Ansari publishes an op-ed titled “IDEAS: FREE SPEECH AND ITS DISCONTENTS”

    Emad Ansari (Assistant Professor, SAHSOL) publishes an op-ed titled “IDEAS: FREE SPEECH AND ITS DISCONTENTS” in Dawn (June 28, 2020). Last week, ThinkFest, a literature festival convened by the... Read more

  • Students Hold Ration Drive in Layyah, Khushaab and Quetta

    In the backdrop of the Coronavirus scare affecting the livelihoods of daily wagers and tutors due to the slowing down of the economy, LUMS students are stepping up and playing a part to support the... Read more

  • Muhammad Azeem publishes an op-ed “Businessmen Demanding Bailouts Are Least Concerned About Their Workers’ Woes”

    Muhammad Azeem (Assistant Professor, SAHSOL) publishes an op-ed titled “Businessmen Demanding Bailouts Are Least Concerned About Their Workers’ Woes” in Naya Daur (March 30, 2020). Muhammad Azeem... Read more

  • Sikander Ahmed Shah publishes an op-ed “Law and medicine”

    Sikander Ahmed Shah (Associate Professor, SAHSOL) publishes an op-ed titled “Law and medicine” in The News (April 2, 2020). The coronavirus is a greater threat to national and global security than... Read more

BA-LL.B (Honors)

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The unique five-year joint BA-LL.B is designed for students seeking a challenging, rigorous, interdisciplinary exposure to law and related vital disciplines. Furthermore, while the focal point is the Pakistani legal system, the teaching methodology encompasses a critical, comparative approach in order to broaden perspectives and sharpen analytical skills of the students. Additionally, the ambit of studies is not just laws as they exist and operate, but also how policy impacts laws, and how law and policy interplay.

* The medium of instruction at LUMS is English for all degree programmes offered. Assessments are accepted in English only.

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Faculty Publications

  • Criminal Punishment and Human Rights: Convenient Morality

    This book examines the relationship between international human rights discourse and the justifi cations for criminal punishment. Using interdisciplinary discourse analysis, it exposes certain paradoxes that underpin the ‘International Bill of Human...

  • "War to Lawfare: Spotlighting the India-Pakistan Conflict" - A Policy Brief by Prof. Sikandar Ahmed Shah and Prof. Uzair Kayani

    Lawfare, or the use of legal fora and devices for military and diplomatic advantage, has become a critical component of South Asia’s dynamic conflict landscape. In the context of the India-Pakistan conflict, this policy brief examines India’s...

  • Law, State and Inequality in Pakistan: Explaining the Rise of the Judiciary

    Through a detailed historical and empirical account of post-independence years, this book offers a new assessment of the role of the judiciary in Pakistani politics. Instead of seeing the judiciary as helpless or struggling against an authoritarian...

  • The Constitution of Pakistan: A contextual Analysis

    This volume provides a contextual account of Pakistan's constitutional laws and history. It aims to describe the formal structure of government in reference to origins that are traced to the administrative centralisation and legal innovations of...

  • Family Laws in Pakistan

    This book provides the latest and updated account of the principles and practices of family laws in Pakistan. It is primarily based on the latest case law and statutes. The authors not only present systemically organised case law but also critically...

Alumni Stories

  • LUMS Alumnus Maria Farooq Promoted to Partner at Axis Law Chambers

    Maria Farooq (Class of 2012) and adjunct faculty at SAHSOL, was recently promoted to Partner at Axis Law Chambers! Maria joined Axis Law in 2016, where she has built a reputation as a seasoned international commercial arbitration lawyer. Some recent highlights of her career include representing a...

  • LUMS Alumna Achieves the Highest Merit in the CSS Exams

    LUMS alumna, Shanza Faiq, BA-LL.B graduate of 2016, has topped the Central Superior Services (CSS) exam and has been inducted into the Foreign Services of Pakistan Group. In 2018, over 11,887 candidates appeared for the CSS exam from all over Pakistan, out of which only 567 were able to qualify. To...

  • LUMS Law Alumna Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

    Ms. Sana Naeem, B.A. LL.B. (Class of 2018) was awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Only one Pakistani student is selected by the Rhodes Trust for the Scholarship, each year, which enables the recipient to study the subject of their choice at Oxford University. Ms. Naeem is the first student...

  • Career Talk- Law Practice in USA: Recruitment and Networking

    An interactive career talk on ‘Law Practice in USA: Recruitment and Networking’. Sabreena Khalid is a corporate finance associate resident in the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, a Vault Top 50 law firm. She graduated from SAHSOL with a  B.A.-LL.B. in 2014, and...

  • LUMS Alumna Receives Full Tuition Scholarship at Warwick

    LUMS Alumna, Shanza Faiq, B.A-L.L.B., Class of 2016 has received a full tuition scholarship to pursue an L.L.M. in International Development Law and Human Rights from the University of Warwick. Along with this she has also been shortlisted for the Fulbright Scholarship. Shanza has...

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